Women's Health Promotion and Evaluation

Subject 505-553 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture per week
Total Time Commitment: Students will be expected to undertake additional tasks, reading and preparation equivalent with the total time commitment of 96 hours.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Key Centre for Women's Health in Society

School of Population Health

Subject Overview: A gendered health determinants framework will be used to examine women's physical and mental heath status and to identify ways in which health promotion and preventive health approaches could be utilised effectively to reduce women's exposure to health risks and promote health. The effectiveness of health promotion and preventive health strategies will be evaluated. Methods in health needs assessment, program development and program evaluation will be comprehensively investigated.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this subject will:
  • apply concepts of health promotion and prevention in the context of women's health;
  • develop appropriate methods for health promotion planning and evaluation;
  • critically evaluate current health promotion programs and evaluation

Class presentation (20%) and a class paper (1000 words) due during semester (20%), and an essay (3000-3500 words) due at the end of semester (60%).

Prescribed Texts: Selected readings will be available.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: On completion of the subject students will:
  • advanced skills in searching bibliographic data bases and synthesising evidence
  • critically appraise evidence
  • ability to develop, sustain and interpret an argument
  • advanced planning skills
  • advanced written and oral presentation skills.
Links to further information: http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au
Notes: This subject is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health.

Related Course(s): Master of Public Health

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